News 27 Apr 2023

Chiodo stepping to Supersport for ASBK round three comeback

Superbike regular to switch to Triumph 675 for Queensland Raceway.

Image: Keith Muir.

Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) premier class regular Markus Chiodo will switch to the Supersport category this weekend as he continues to build in his comeback from injury.

Chiodo fell while testing at The Bend after the opening round of the season at Phillip Island, requiring surgery on his right collarbone following the incident which ruled him out of round two in Sydney.

Overcoming an infection post operation, Chiodo was able to return to the track earlier this week onboard his Fireblade Superbike platform at Sydney Motorsport Park, but decided to enter Supersport this weekend in Queensland as part of the rebuilding process. He will compete onboard a Triumph 675 that he last raced in nationally 2017.

“After I had my surgery, I had a bit of an infection in my shoulder so I didn’t get race at Eastern Creek, and after that I flew up to see Steve Andrews again because I thought it was going septic,” Chiodo said to

“Cleared that away and it was fine, then the plan was to ride the Monday, Tuesday before Queensland Raceway at Eastern Creek, but it was too soon to be able to train and get fit for that, then also come and race the 1000 at Queensland Raceway.

“So I thought on the Tuesday afterwards it would be good to come and race the 600, I’m riding the 675 Triumph. It was last minute, literally, I had someone from Monza, Dave, drive the Triumphs up from Monza to Goulburn yesterday, then we pretty much loaded up the van and left Goulburn last night.”

Chiodo confirmed that his Supersport entry is just for Queensland Raceway and plans to return to the Superbike category onboard the Honda from Hidden Valley’s round four. He will still venture to the British Superbike Championship (BSB) to compete in the National Superstock category later in the year.